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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The beginning of the end?
    Hopefully, NK needs to hurry up and die.
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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa
    Hopefully, NK needs to hurry up and die.
    The collapse of the North Korean state will be disastrous for the citizenry, regardless of the state's current role and actions.
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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Did you seriously just compare KJI to Obama?

    You almost had a reasonable post going there, too. Too bad. Better luck next time.
    He even attempted to compare Castro and KJI... I mean come on... Castro is (in American eyes mostly) bad, but where on earth does he have death camps and are his people starving? The only persons that KJI can be compared to is his father, the people who ran the cultural revolution in China, Pol Pot and Nazi Germany....I would not even compare KJI to Saddam ... would be an insult to Saddam.
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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    He even attempted to compare Castro and KJI... I mean come on... Castro is (in American eyes mostly) bad, but where on earth does he have death camps and are his people starving? The only persons that KJI can be compared to is his father, the people who ran the cultural revolution in China, Pol Pot and Nazi Germany....I would not even compare KJI to Saddam ... would be an insult to Saddam.
    Are you kidding? Most families (4+) get 1 pound of meat a month rationed to them by the cuban government. They don't product enough coffee to meet the needs of the citizens, let alone enough to sell on export (as Castro originally planned). Rice, milk, and pretty much every other food item is strictly rationed.
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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    nk takes stupid internal actions

    reich wing insists it is Obama's fault

    got it
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    nk takes stupid internal actions

    reich wing insists it is Obama's fault

    got it
    Not sure where you're getting that. The only thing I'm reading is one person saying that Obama has an obligation to do something about it. I don't see anybody saying Obama is responsible for Jong-Il's decisions. And I definitely don't see a mass rush of right-wing posters coming in here to join the chant.
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    Re: North Korea shuts down universities for 10 months

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Rather than an indication of an imminent collapse of North Korea's communist regime, this is probably more likely a "re-education" or "purification" drive to preempt opposition that might arise on account of North Korea's evolving famine. The problem with dictators such as Kim Jong-il is that they see their ideology/their political course as infallible. They are willing to impose extreme hardship on their own people so as to sustain their ideological course. So long as North Korea remains a centrally planned and largely isolated society, it won't find prosperity. Its people will continue to alternate between limited growth and struggle for survival/famine. That North Korea's communist regime adopted the unique (for a communist society) attribute of family succession, does not render the inherent flaws of communism irrelevant.

    China ultimately concluded that markets were key to prosperity and rationalized a market economy within a socialist framework under "Chinese characteristics." The Kim regime has shown little willingness to embrace markets. It has initiated some timid experiments that were so conditional that they were essentially stillborn. Even the success of its largest patron has not altered its approach.

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